Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Chaplains and Sacred Space

For Patients

Spiritual Care, Chaplains and Sacred Space

The Spiritual Care Team, including Chaplains and volunteers, who have completed accredited training, provide pastoral and spiritual care for patients, families and staff. If you would like to be visited by a Spiritual Care team member or Chaplain, the ward staff will arrange it for you. The Spiritual Care Coordinator or Chaplains can contact a variety of religious traditions and support networks including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faiths.


There is a Chaplain on call at all times, who can be contacted by calling the switchboard – Ph: (08) 8161 7000

Spiritual Care Chaplains

WCH Chaplains

Dianne Schaefer Cathy Haakmeester Peter Rozitis
Dianne Schaefer
Cathy Haakmeester
(Spiritual Care Coordinator)
Peter Rozitis

Contact details

Cathy Haakmeester
Spiritual Care Coordinator
Ph (08) 8161 7000

Sacred Space

The Sacred Space is available for personal or group reflection, meditation and prayer. The indoor and outdoor aspects of the Sacred Space bring an atmosphere that respects all attitudes to faith or spirituality. It may also be used for more formal settings of worship, baptisms and blessings.

The Sacred Space is located in Zone B, on the first floor of the Good Friday Building, opposite the Play Deck. It is open 24 hours.

Mailing address

Spiritual Care Coordinator
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

last modified: 10 Nov 2020